Travel, DSLR, Mirrorless, Weight and Cost = Conundrum.

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PankajDubey Contributing Member • Posts: 761
Re: Travel, DSLR, Mirrorless, Weight and Cost = Conundrum.

raymondg wrote:

I am travelling again soon and my usual travel kit is a D800E with 3 lenses that cover 14mm-200mm (14-24 f2.8, 24-120 F4 and 70-200f4) . I am bemoaning the fact that Nikon does not make an 14-24 f4 so I could have a little less weight as this lot weighs around 3.6kg

So I thought what if I went mirrorless and got the 14-30 F4, 24-70 F4 and an adaptor for the 70-200f4? That would give me a full F4 kit and hopefully save some space and weight. However, it would set me back around $8,000 AUD.

So I added up the weight and with a couple of extra batteries for the ML due to reduced number of shots, the weight is virtually the same (3.0kg with extra batteries). The difference being only around 600gm. That's about $167 AUD per gram. Hmmmmm?

Hard to justify the spend for very little gain.

I have been taking Nikon B700 lately, alongwith the FF and Dx cameras.

I am impressed with the ability of B700 and that it can do manageable RAW (NRW).

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